Each week we post a selection of recent online items where you can find out about the latest developments in the countries in which the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East operates – Iraq and Jordan.

This week’s media summary includes news about the Iranian and Saudi influence on Iraqi politics, and a powerful story about Iraqi refugee women in Jordan who are making a living by turning tragedy into triumph.


Independent: Can anyone stop Iran from taking over Iraq?

Guardian: Saudis in talks over alliance to rebuild Iraq and ‘return it to the Arab fold’


Christian Today: How these brave Iraqi women are sewing signs of hope from a mark of terror

The Jordan Times: Palestinian leader thanks Jordan for Jerusalem support

Verse of the Day 

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” (Philippians 4:8 KJV)